Books

A Question Mark: The Reviews Are Coming

By Alyson Camus | November 4, 2021

When you write a book, you have to expect reviews

Rockstar Review: Steven P. Hamm

By Meredith Grant | October 18, 2021

Rockstar Review: Steven P. Hamm

A question mark

A Question Mark: An Upcoming Book About Elliott Smith’s Mysterious Death

By Alyson Camus | August 7, 2021

published by Genius Books in October

Extra! Extra! – New Book on PAUL McCARTNEY Just Out!

By Joe Stevens | September 15, 2013

I have pictures in it from when I was the first Wings Tour (Wings Over Europe)photographer way back in 72′, when we all had hair and I an mustache.

"Sir Duke"

By Iman Lababedi | August 14, 2013

First I got a name, “Sir Duke”. Why? I happened to be listening to Stevie when I thought of writing it.

Linda Rondstadt, “Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir" Due Out In September

By Helen Bach | July 30, 2013

Unfortunately (but really fortunately) you may never hear her sing live again.

Lil Wayne's Fourteen Year Old Daughter Writes A Novel

By Mahalia Dark | July 10, 2013

While, admittedly, how far is a fourteen year old gonna go? Perhaps a little further than this.

Florescent Adolescence: By The Time You Read This You'll Be Older Than You Remember

By admin | February 18, 2013

About a year ago, there was a column on here where a teenage girl like myself could write about anything that’s not related to music. (I believe I wrote a vegan post, and a couple others…) Regardless, I’m going to start doing that again.

The Doors 'Unhinged' by John Densmore

By Helen Bach | February 9, 2013

He gripes allot in his new book (from all accounts) and well decades and decades later does anyone really want to hear the sobbing of a former band great? Not really. Most people want to hear about the antics and mechanics of ‘classic’ bands

Gossip's Beth Ditto Has Written Her 'Shocking' Memoirs, 'Coal To Diamonds'

By Alyson Camus | October 24, 2012

Aunt Jannie took people in for so many years that her house probably would’ve felt empty without stray bodies on every spare bit of furniture. Jannie’s heart – her original heart – was a good and giving thing, even though her life had fossilized pain around the outside.’

Joe Nick Patoski's “The Dallas Cowboys: The Outrageous History of the Biggest, Loudest, Most Hated, Best Loved Football Team in America.” Reviewed

By Steve Crawford | October 23, 2012

Whether the subject is western swing music, barbeque, or water conservation, Patoski has the Lone Star State covered like a blanket.

Three Rock Bios Out Now

By Iman Lababedi | October 15, 2012

Today, I spend my weekends writing and sleeping! I guess that’s what happens when you grow old! But still, I do steal time for some reading over and above newspapers and rock mags. I just finished off Chuck Palahaniuk’s very funny and smart “Damned” and am in the midst of three rock books.

'Kiss Monster', A New Huge Picture Book, Will Cost You $4,250

By Alyson Camus | August 24, 2012

the book contains thousands of concert and tour photos from Kiss archives, especially from the early days of the band, but the price is humongous… the huge thing, which may just break your coffee table

No More: A Novella… But Will I Write It???

By Iman Lababedi | June 13, 2012

given Presley’s state of mind while he was filming it, the concept of following a zombiefied Presley around for eternity while he lacklustly pursues love and success on his own terms, is actually kinda scary.

David Byrne And Win Butler In Conversation At The International Festival Of Music Pop Montreal

By Alyson Camus | June 10, 2012

How music works? What a vast and ambitious subject! and the duo Byrne-Butler will talk about the book ‘in the context of their own personal and professional experiences as musicians and music lovers’.

Tim Riley's "Lennon -The Man, the Myth, the Music — The Definitive Life" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 1, 2012

His superb biography of Lennon, retelling the tale of the worling class/middle class boy from Liverpool who lead the greatest music group of all down until he was pointlessly murdered at the age of 40 and cemented his position of the greatest of them all.

'WE GOT POWER!': Hardcore Punk Scenes From 1980s Southern California’ A Book By David Markey And Jordan Schwartz,

By Alyson Camus | April 19, 2012

This city has more tentacles than you can count, and you can never escape when you have found your little hole in Lost Angeles.

Must Read: Carole King's Memoir Just Published

By Iman Lababedi | April 11, 2012

Call me crazy, but how can James Taylor’s got a friender have been so resolutely straight. The party pooper in L.A.’s drug infested Laurel Canyon rock and roll party, she retreated to Idaho. IDAHO??? With three kids?? That should make for some intensely weird reading but who am I to judge even if I would be the guy unconscious in the swimming pool if I’d had been her.

The Story of the Streets

By Helen Bach | March 28, 2012

But what actually ended up happening was that hipsters in London thought, wow, this is amazing, and hipsters in Williamsburg and hipsters in Berlin were like, wow, this is cool. And meanwhile people in Birmingham were like, well, no, we kind of like whoever the big rap thing is. And you’re not UK hip-hop, mate, ‘cos it needs to sound American.”

Tim Burgess Of The Charlatans UK To Write Tell All

By Iman Lababedi | March 22, 2012

Forgive me for sneering but I have no idea what there is left to be said about being a rock star. We are at the point where I myself could write it and I neither rock nor am I a star,

Gary Marcus, discussing his book 'Guitar Zero' at the MOCA on Friday February 24th, 2012

By Alyson Camus | February 27, 2012

The experience taught him many things; first he discovered how playing music can be ecstatic. If listening to music can enhance your mood or be comforting (he called the iPod a self-medication for our generation), playing live is a totally different experience, a higher level of wonderfulness and a total thrill.

Courtney Love And New Information From Frances Bean Cobain's Deposition

By Alyson Camus | February 4, 2012

beside her insane rages, her daily Xanax-Adderall-Sonata-Abilify-sugar-cigarettes diet, her missed suicides, her failed let’s-start-a-fire accidents, and her never-ending let’s-put-the blame-on-others-for-my-miserable-life, Love basically is responsible of the death of two family pets

Music As Mood Enhancer

By Iman Lababedi | January 3, 2012

I’m listening to Kurt Vile as I wrote and I am not certain that is a good thing at all. “Music like scent has an immediate neuro pathway that can bypass your thinking brain and effect your emotional state.”

Alice Bag's Book Singing, La Luz de Jesus, Saturday, October 15th, 2011

By Alyson Camus | October 17, 2011

Real punks are a threat to the status quo, to corrupt governments and to multinational corporation

Louis Armstrong… For Kids

By Iman Lababedi | October 8, 2011

“Once, there was a poor black boy who grew up in New Orleans in the early years of the twentieth century…”

Courtney Love To Write Her Memoir

By Alyson Camus | October 2, 2011

a tell all

David Browne's "Fire And Rain" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 19, 2011

takes you into the world these people inhabited

Stevie Nicks at Amoeba on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

By Alyson Camus | August 5, 2011

“whatever we are Bob Dylan or me, that is to try to write good romantic music but also reporting the news as we go along.”

A New Book About Beck by Autumn de Wilde

By Alyson Camus | August 4, 2011

Autumn takes on her subject of fifteen years

Keith Richards' "Life" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 8, 2011

there isn’t too much we don’t know already.

Open Borders Festival inside an old Borders Bookstore

By Alyson Camus | June 29, 2011

empty ghost stores… except for one…

Our Band Could Be Your Life, Sunday At the Bowery Ballroom

By Iman Lababedi | May 21, 2011

starring the late great d. Boone